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Realize that you're not alone.  This group is for members, by members.  The purpose is to connect with people in the Charlotte area who are dealing with social anxiety.  Learn from others' struggles, share your own wisdom, and challenge yourself.

A bit on what social anxiety is: social anxiety is the fear of day-to-day social situations that involve interaction with other people. You could say social anxiety is the fear of being negatively judged and evaluated by other people.  Stress, nervousness, occasional anxiety are all normal and have their role in life.  But if fear becomes a driving force in your life, controlling the path you take and keeping you from enjoying things, then it has become something beyond a healthy fear.  It is a phobia.

Anxiety may arise when:

    Being introduced to other people

    Being teased or criticized

    Being the center of attention

    Being watched while doing something

    Meeting people in authority/"important people"

    Interacting in relationships, whether friendships or romantic

    Being in public (even crossing the street or shopping at the grocery store)

    In social encounters, especially with strangers but even when surprised by someone you know

    Going around the room in a circle and having to say something (like in a social anxiety support group!)

    Just thinking of interacting with people!

There are many ways to view your struggle and many ways to combat it.  Share.

We have about 2 meets a month with suggested reading to do before each meet to get your ideas flowing and spark new insight.  Hopefully, with enough interest and willing participants we will progress to some behavioral exercises and more active "treatment."  Stop thinking, start doing.

And here's a link to a test to see if you have social anxiety.  Every human being falls somewhere along the continuum.  Where you fall only gives you an idea of where you are right now.

https://socialanxietyinstitute.org/test-soc...

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